A key scene in Ron Butler's adaptation of Piper's "Time and Time Again" features the line: "I do not believe there is anything in the Pennsylvania Code defining an offense along the lines of 'lending an object that looks like a pistol.'"
Perhaps it's a good thing Mr Hartley does not live in Australia...
Toy guns will have to be licensed in Queensland under new firearms laws | News.com.au
ANY ITEM that looks like a gun will have to be licensed under several changes to the Weapons Act being considered by the Queensland State Government.The British Empire, it will be noted, does not have an equivalent to the United States' Second Constitutional Amendment.
..."If it looks like a gun and feels like a gun, it will have to be licensed," said a government source.